Carrick Road Runners Athletic Club, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Carrick Road Runners Athletic Club Notes 28th January 2008

The club's Fit 4 Life programme will kick off for 2008 on Tuesday 26th February in Kildalton College, Piltown (to be confirmed). This initiative which is being supported by Athletics Ireland is designed to cater for all beginners and new members. Three of our committee members, namely, Geraldine Lynch, Jackie Dunne and Johnny Brunnock have attended an Athletics Ireland Fit 4 Life training course and will act as leaders for the programme at a local level. The aim of Fit 4 Life will be to design a training programme for new club members and to arrange meet and train sessions whereby beginners can meet with runners of equal ability and train with an objective in mind e.g. completing a 10k race. T-shirts, training diaries, high-viz vests will be available to those who register and take part. More importantly they will receive a structured programme from experienced club runners, train with an objective in mind and do all of this in a fun environment. More details on the Fit 4 Life programme will be circulated to all members over the coming weeks. Please note all those who wish to take part in the Fit 4 Life programme must be members of the club and therefore affiliated to the AAI (and will then be automatically covered for insurance reasons.)

Kiely Monumental Colligan Cup
Last Sunday the West Waterford promoted Colligan Cup predict your time race was held in ideal conditions in the picturesque Colligan Woods. Most of the runners did not have time to admire the surroundings as they were striving to achieve their predicted time. After a good outing in this race last year with both James Fox and Johnny Brunnock in the top 5 the club hoped for similar this time out. This is a great race to give runners of all levels a chance to go home with the cup as the runner to finish just on or after the second of their predicted time wins the race. Congratulations goes to Michael Tutty who took this years event in fine style predicting his exact time. While Diane Behan won the ladies event.

We had a great turn out of 7 Carrick runners. As a result of our winter league, all are going well at present and here is how they performed: Faster than Predicted: Ger Houlihane-1:27; Paddy Brunnock-00:34; Slower than predicted: James Fox-00:11; Mark Connolly-00:21; Ann Cronin-00:24; Johnny Brunnock-00:27; Mick O'Shea-2:32. Well done also to one of our Winter League regulars Vinny Murray who ran a great time and finished just 14 seconds off his predicted 35:00 minutes.

Super-Valu Winter League
The club's Winter League takes place every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Kildalton College, Piltown, with registration commencing from 6:30 p.m. New runners are still welcome and you can join in right up to and including our last competitive night which is 12th February. For new members entry is €8 (this includes a refundable €5 number deposit), entry is €3 every other week. Most importantly please remember your reflective bib and any runner without a bib will not be allowed to register on the night.

Super-Valu Winter League: Kildalton College, Piltown, 7 p.m. every Tuesday evening.
Vivas Health Dungarvan 10: 1 p.m., Sunday 3rd February, Dungarvan.
County Novice Road Race: 1 p.m., Sunday 17th February, Clonmel.
Bausch & Lomb Kilmac 5: 11 a.m., Sunday 24th February, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford.
Easons Dungarvan 10k: 2 p.m., Sunday March 2nd, Dungarvan.
Ballycotton 10: 1:30 p.m., Ballycotton, Co. Cork.